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The German Throwdown 2017 – Elite Fitness Competition in The Heart of Europe

The German Throwdown is back this year, are you ready to #earnit?

The German Throwdown is the elite fitness competition in Germany. In its fourth year, it will yet again stand apart as a true test of fitness and fortitude. Athletes will be required to perform tough workouts that push their resolve, technical abilities and physical capabilities to the limit. Incorporating gymnastic movements, weightlifting, endurance and many other movements into the programming, this will be a great challenge and a fierce competition set on an international stage. 

WANT TO COMPETE?

It is open to any athlete (regardless of ability) anywhere in the world who is looking for a good challenge. The qualifying workouts will only require a minimum amount of equipment in order to compete. With divisions ranging from Elite and Masters to Scaled and Teens, it is open to you whatever your background, age and experience level.

Location ROT

The atmospheric venue

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The German Throwdown is a two-stage competition starting with the online qualification phase in late August this year. 

Top athletes will then qualify for the final in Mainz, Germany, on the 11th and 12th of November 2017. Become a part of this amazing experience! Register now as an athlete or secure yourself a spectator ticket if you want to watch.

Get in quick now because there are a limited number of spectator early bird tickets available as well!

Enter the Competition now!

Watch all the action as a spectator

WHICH ATHLETES WILL BE COMPETING?

Elite Athletes Adrian Mundwiler and Laura Horvath will be back to defend their titles from last year, plus many other top Crossfitters looking to earn pride, glory and prizes. Whether you want to compete or not, there will be inspirational displays of fitness going down on both days which will get you motivated! There will also be the ever popular “Spectator Lift Off” and many other challenges to keep you entertained.

Adrian Mundwiler

Adrian Mundwiler in action

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Aside from all the action on the competition floor, The German Throwdown is also a huge festival for the German community of Crossfitters. Its always a great place to meet other Crossfitters from all over the world and 2017 will see new grandstands that will help to triple the size and capacity for spectators. There will be 4 food trucks in addition to coffee specialties and a much increased vendor village for the audience with numerous brands that will sell and demonstrate apparel, equipment, and supplements.

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HOW THE QUALIFICATION PROCESS WORKS

So you are keen to compete? Then here is all the information you will need in order to get signed up and start throwing down!

There are 3 qualifying workouts set out over 3 weeks. These will be released and then you will need to complete them within the allocated time period.

The Online qualification consists of three workouts.

  • Workout 1 will be announced on August 18 and score must be entered before August 27.
  • Workout 2 will be announced on August 25 and score must be entered before September 3.
  • Workout 3 will be announced on September 1 and must be entered before September 10.

These will be a good variation of workouts, with nothing too crazy.

DIVISIONS AND PRIZES

So you also need to think about which Division is right for you. The main Divisions are Elite, Masters, Team, Intermediate, Scaled and Teenagers. We have broken down and organised the exact information you need in order to make it simpler for you to find the Division that could be right for you.

The total prize pool for The German Throwdown is 15.000€!

Quick Tip for Competitors: Warming up

This seems to be a no brainer, but in reality every competitor is warming up for event one only.

Warm up should stay in the sub 20 minutes time frame. There is no need to warm up for a whole hour, especially when four events are coming that same day. I personally have a 3-time 5 minutes rule. Five mins of a general warm up (row/run), 5 minutes of specific (movement prep for the particular Crossfit workout) and 5 minutes WOD flow prep where I test upcoming movements.

DETAILS FOR THE ELITE DIVISION

Elite Division V3

  • Age: 18 -99
  • Qualifier: 3 workouts 18.08. – 10-09.
  • Finalists: 30f / 40m
  • Workouts at the final: 6+ workouts
  • Prizes: 7.000€ (cash + non-cash)

INTERMEDIATE DIVISION

Intermediate

  • Age: 18-99
  • Qualifier: 3 workouts 18.08. – 10-09.
  • Finalists: 10f / 10m
  • Workouts at the final: 1 Workout
  • Prizes: Products from our sponsors

SCALED DIVISION

Scaled Division

  • Age: 18-99
  • Online Competition: 3 workouts 18.08. – 10-09.
  • No workouts at final
  • No videos necessary (Box Owner verifies Scores like in the Open)
  • Prizes: Top 3 (T-shirt, hoodie, hat), Top 10 (Spectator ticket for final)

MASTERS 35-44 DIVISION

Master Division 35-44

  • Age: 35-44
  • Qualifier: 3 workouts 18.08. – 10-09.
  • Finalists: 10f / 10m
  • Workouts at the final: 5+ workouts
  • Prizes: 1.000€ (cash + non-cash)

MASTERS 45+ DIVISION

Master Division 45-99

  • Age: 45-99
  • Qualifier: 3 workouts 18.08. – 10-09.
  • Finalists: 10f / 10m
  • Workouts at Final: 5+ workouts
  • Prizes: 1.000€ (cash + non-cash)

TEAM

Team

  • Age: 18-99
  • Qualifier: 3 workouts 18.08. – 10-09.
  • Finalists: 20 Teams
  • Workouts at the final: 5+ workouts
  • Prizes: 1.500€ (cash + non-cash)

Quick Tips for Competitors: Judging

Adapt, get your reps and move on. Nothing more to say.

TEENAGERS

Teens

  • Age: Under 18
  • Qualifier: 3 workouts 18.08. – 10-09.
  • Finalists: 10f / 10m
  • Workouts at final: min. 1 Workout
  • Prizes: Products from our sponsors

DETAILS FOR THE FINAL

The final event will take place on the 11th and 12th of November 2017 in Halle 45, Hauptstrasse 17, 55120 Mainz, Germany. 

Every Athlete that qualifies will receive the following:

  • Goodie Bag
  • Exclusive Athlete T-Shirt
  • Free drinks and snacks
  • GTD17 name sign

NUMBER OF SPOTS AT THE FINAL

  • 40 Elite Male and 30 Elite Female
  • 20 Master Male and 10 Master Female
  • 10 Master+ Male and 10 Master+ Female
  • 10 Teen Male and 10 Teen Female
  • 10 Intermediate Male and 10 Intermediate Female
  • 20 Teams

SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

The German Throwdown is powered by Foodspring, and the other main sponsors are Reebok & Suprfit.

GET INVOLVED

If you want to compete, watch and cheer on your friends and family orsimply  come along to be a part of the vibrant and exciting functional fitness scene in Germany, then you can get all the info you need from the following resources and links:

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